Jeanne Crain Overview:

Legendary actress, Jeanne Crain, was born Jeanne Elizabeth Crain on May 25, 1925 in Barstow, CA. Crain died at the age of 78 on Dec 14, 2003 in Santa Barbara, CA and was laid to rest in Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Crain was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1949Best ActressPinky (1949)PinkyNominated
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Jeanne Crain's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #86 on Oct 17, 1949.

BlogHub Articles:

Happy Thanksgiving from , Paul Brinkman and the Classic Movie Man

By Stephen Reginald on Nov 23, 2023 From Classic Movie Man

Happy Thanksgiving from , Paul Brinkman and the Classic Movie Man I want to believe that Jeanne actually made that turkey. and her husband Paul Brinkman, an Errol Flynn look-alike if there ever was one. Posted by Stephen Reginald at 9:05 AM ... Read full article


, William Holden, and Edmund Gwenn

By Stephen Reginald on Jun 6, 2023 From Classic Movie Man

, William Holden, and Edmund Gwenn Apartment for Peggy (1948) is an American comedy-drama directed and written by George Seaton (Miracle on 34th Street) and starring , William Holden, and Edmund Gwenn. The supporting cast includes Gene Lockhart, Randy Stewart, Charles La... Read full article


Happy Birthday,

By Stephen Reginald on May 25, 2023 From Classic Movie Man

Happy Birthday, I’m a huge fan of . She was one of the most popular movie stars from the mid-to-late 1940s to the early 1950s.A favorite of studio chief Daryl F. Zanuck at 20th Century-Fox, Crain was cast as the girl next door in the mold of Janet Gaynor, several ... Read full article


, Scott Brady, and Thelma Ritter star in "The Model and the Marriage Broker"

By Stephen Reginald on Apr 4, 2023 From Classic Movie Man

, Scott Brady, and Thelma Ritter star in "The Model and the Marriage Broker" The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951 was directed by George Cukor and stars Jeanne Crain, Scott Brady, and Thelma Ritter. Ritter has a rare starring role as marriage broker Mae Swasey. Her office is loc... Read full article


The Classic Movie Beginner’s Guide:

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 7, 2023 From 4 Star Films

As we do periodically, we wanted to help classic films fans get better acquainted with some of the stars of yore. This week we’d like to focus on the career of . Crain (1925-2003) was an actress who came to the attention of audiences in the 1940s and 50s. She was known as a lovely ... Read full article


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Jeanne Crain Quotes:

Deborah Higgins: [crying] It's just that I love you so much and I went and put all those candles on that cake when you're really only nine years old.


Melissa Frake: I don't know what's gotten into you lately. All you do is sit around and mope.
Margy Frake: I don't sit around and mope.


Harry Ware: Biggest boar in the world, I bet.
Margy Frake: All depends on how you spell it.


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On the eve of their 11th anniversary, the couple reconciled, but the marriage remained rocky for some time (30 December 1956).

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 108-109. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.

Her youngest child, son Christopher Brinkman, was the original lead guitarist for the rock group Jane's Addiction (1985-1986). He died of a drug overdose in 1997.

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